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Eric Amat y Leon


Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law (Custody, Divorce, Post-Decree Matters)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Eric is a Partner at Burnham Law based out of the Denver Tech Center office. A graduate of Notre Dame, he earned both a master’s degree in Taxation and his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has been licensed in Colorado for 19 years. Eric focuses on family law litigation and is a specialist in handling cases involving complex financial structures for high net worth individuals. He has specific expertise in the division of retirement assets, a complex and poorly understood area of the law. Having worked on more than 1,000 QDRO’s, Eric is recognized as an authority in this area and is a frequent presenter on the topic.

Eric is an expert in military family law with experience dividing military pensions and/or allocating payments under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) in divorce cases. He has helped many families navigate jurisdictional headaches and work out child custody and parenting plans when one or both parents are in active duty service.

Past Employment Positions
  • Cordell & Cordell, P.C. 2009 – 2017
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 1999
  • University of Denver Daniels College of Business, Denver, Colorado
    L.L.M. – 2001
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D. – 1999
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    B.A. – 1995
10.0Eric Amat Y Leon
Eric is a pro. A true pro. He has worked with our family on one case and consulted and helped through another. The team at Burnham is the best in the business and Eric is a leader in that team. Eric has a very professional way of clearly articulating conflict resolution while advocating for his clients. He doesn’t waste his clients money arguing with opposing counsel, and he just “lays down the law”. Eric has been great at advising when to fight for certain causes, or when to not exacerbate a disputed. My family has been very pleased with Erics representation, and we will not go anywhere else with our family law matters.

Eric has helped myself and my family through a very stressful and challenge time of our lives. When it comes to an APR, experience really does matter. Eric’s many years of experience has been a key to myself feeling very comfortable through the good times, the bad times, and the highs/lows that inevitably come associated with a family law case.
Eric knows the laws very thoroughly and his experience shined above and beyond the level of opposing counsel. There is always a fear of accessibility when hiring a lawyer at a big firm, but Eric has been easy to communicate with, and kept me in the loop at every step of the way.
If anyone is experiencing a difficult or challenging family law case, they should not hesitate to work with Eric.

I had a messy custody battle, and needed the best lawyer. As soon as I spoke with Eric I knew he would be a perfect fit. He is respectful and extremely knowledgeable. He came in and picked up the pieces and made a very difficult situation manageable. My case lasted almost a year, I had peace of mind knowing I had Eric by my side. They are not cheap, but honestly when it comes to my son I wouldn’t want a cheap lawyer representing me. I wanted the best and that is exactly what I got! I would highly recommend hiring Eric as your lawyer. You will not be disappointed!